The Kambo Tree Frog Wellness Detox

West Coast wellness elites think kambo, an Amazonian frog poison drug, is helping them purge “toxins” from their lives.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #frogs, #kambo, #your-feed-selfcare

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He Doesn’t Mind Being Shared, Unless His Mates Try to Eat Each Other’s Eggs

A Brazilian frog species engages in reproductive behavior never seen in amphibians before.

#amphibians, #animal-behavior, #brazil, #frogs, #reproduction-biological, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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When Bugs Crawl Up the Food Chain

We usually think of insects as meals for vertebrates such as frogs. But arthropods may turn the tables more often than you think.

#animal-behavior, #beetles, #conservation-of-resources, #frogs, #global-ecology-and-biogeography-journal, #hunting-and-trapping, #insects, #research, #spiders, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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There Are Two Ways Out of a Frog. This Beetle Chose the Back Door.

A researcher fed beetles to frogs. The encounter did not end as expected.

#amphibians, #animal-behavior, #beetles, #current-biology-journal, #digestive-tract, #frogs, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

#amphibians, #animal-migration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #frogs, #leclair-greg-researcher, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #salamanders, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-science

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First Frog Fossil Found on Antarctica

The specimen is some 40 million years old, and is probably related to species currently living in South America.

#antarctic-regions, #chile, #fossils, #frogs, #mors-thomas, #paleontology, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #south-america, #your-feed-science

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #australia, #birds, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frogs, #global-warming, #krause-bernie, #nagelkerken-ivan, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #reproduction-biological, #spring-season, #summer-season, #weather, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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Meet the Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought to Life

Computer scientists and biologists have teamed up to make a new class of living robotics that challenge the boundary between digital and biological.

#animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #blackiston-douglas, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #frogs, #levin-michael-scholar, #microbiology, #robots-and-robotics, #skin, #synthetic-biology, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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